Police looking for vehicle, driver who struck man walking in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ - Police have released several photos hoping to find a driver who struck a man walking with a bicycle in Tempe on Monday night.

Two of the photos are of vehicles similar to the one that struck 20-year-old Justin Devalk around 8:45 p.m. as he walked his bicycle along the curb on Broadway Road near College Avenue.

On Thursday, Devalk told reporters he was walking back from his friend’s house when he was hit.

He suffered serious injuries to his arm and head.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored 2001-2006 Dodge Stratus or Chrysler Sebring.

Police say the vehicle will have damage to the passenger side mirror and possible damage to the passenger side of the car. Vehicle parts were found at the scene of the accident.

The suspect vehicle left the scene right after the collision without stopping to help the victim or notifying police about the incident.

Tempe police Sgt. Steve Carbajal said officers often hear from drivers that they didn’t know they’d hit a person.

“There is no way that somebody can say ‘I didn’t know that I hit somebody walking down the street,’ there’s no way to say that,” Carbajal said.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.

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